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Old Aug 5, 2003, 6:54 PM   #1
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Default HELP! Just bought 5400

Chose over Olympus 5050 which seemed the better camera,
in many respects, but really liked 28mm!
Thing is, I can't stand the viewfinder! Too small!
I find hard to read over background!
Also, you have to flip around and swivel out to side to use waist
level etc., seems a little fragile!
Optical viewfinder next to useless, must be out 20% at
wide angle!
What good is even the best camera, if you can't see through it!
Help! times running out to exchange.
Nikon biases aside, give me some convincing opinions pro
the 5400 as opposed to say the Olympus 5050 or maybe
the Canon G5.
The 28mm is nice really, but do we end up cropping most of the
time anyhow?

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Old Aug 6, 2003, 10:45 AM   #2
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Sorry, but does this mean that you even didn't look through the viewfinder before you bought the da.. camera ? ops:
Regarding cropping - it depends on how good a photographer you are or the way you shoot!

Good luck on you 5400.
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Old Aug 8, 2003, 3:09 PM   #3
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The 5400 does have a lousy viewfinder. You should run some tests and train yourself to compensate for the smaller view. After some practice you will know what will be in the final picture. I stopped using the viewfinder for wide angle shots, relying on the LCD.

The 5400 has a lot of design problems but I need the 28mm equivalent.
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